It’s been a while again, I don’t know where the weeks are going to be honest. In the last month so much has happened. Two more events, Phoebe turned 2, Afternoon Tea with Helen George, a trip to Chessington, a minor op and more bugs that I care to count.
At the end of October I completed event 16, an inflatable 5km, it was bitterly cold but fantastic fun. I was lucky enough to be running with my fabulous friend Alice who has supported me through these events so it was great to be doing it together. The obstacles are hilarious, so much fun and we had a really good morning. Another bit of bling and even a pair of socks and new buff from this one!! Good goody bag I must say.
We had a brilliant half term in Wales after the Great South Run but poor George had a stinking cold then Phoebe seemed to catch it at the end. Unfortunately hers turned into Tonsillitis and a chest infection so we had 10days of a poorly Feebs. She recovered just in time to celebrate her second birthday, I cannot believe she is now 2.
I always spend the time around their birthdays even more thankful for the help and support of ICP Support. If I hadn’t found them 6 years ago while pregnant with George things could have been so different as our hospital don’t believe in the necessary tests and early induction etc. Thankfully having spoken with the charity once diagnosed when pregnant with George I was able to be forceful and demand a second opinion with someone who supported us. I couldn’t thank the charity enough and so it was only natural for me that I wanted to do something in return, I ran my first event to raise money, I met the inspirational Jenny Chambers and I suppose the rest is History. I have been lucky enough to have been a trustee now for over two years and I feel such a sense of honour to be able to support this charity and give a little something back, hence this years crazy running challenge too!!!!
I was also lucky enough to help organise our first big Afternoon Tea for ICP where our new patron Helen George was introduced formally. I had managed to secure the incredible Lanesborough Hotel in London, they had provided their function room free of charge which was so generous and means so much to us as a small charity. We don’t have budgets for events so literally every little helps and matters. The event was fantastic and I was once again so proud to be involved. Helen was utterly gorgeous and it was great to meet her and Jack. Not only that we managed to raise over £2000 for ICP Support.
In between all this I’ve battled a nasty bought of sinusitis and two lots of antibiotics 😞 and currently I am lying on the sofa recovering from a minor op yesterday to remove three large cysts from my head. They are something unfortunately I suffer from and they do grow to a point they need to be removed. It’s been a while since I had gone under the knife and I’m a bit of a wimp!!! Even after two sections! I had forgotten the pain of injections in your head though and how the next day even raising your eyebrows hurts!! Painkillers are my friend today.
Trying to find runs this time of year is not easy, I therefore completed a virtual event in November as event 17 and received my medal, I decided to complete one on November 11th Remembrance Sunday and the medal is beautiful.
December I have three booked in to achieve the 20 I set myself as a target in March! I’m not sure I will be able to do this Sunday though as the consultant didn’t recommend it. So I may have to enter another virtual for event 18. Then the weekend of 15th/16th December I have two events booked.
Thank you for reading! A longer post this month as I’ve neglected the blog! Now to plan Christmas!!!
There is one main reason for completing these crazy running challenges and for doing so many and that’s to raise money for ICP Support, thank you so much to everyone who has already sponsored me, I have raised over £800 and would love to hit the £1000 by the end of the year.